After Vice President-elect Mike Pence was singled out at a performance of the hip-hop-infused musical “Hamilton” Friday night, Donald Trump fired back on Twitter.
The President-elect condemned the cast's actions and even demanded they apologize to his VP:
But the media was not at all impressed that the future president of the United States is continuing with his Twitter “antics.”
On CNN's “New Day,” anchor Chris Cuomo asked Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway if that's really how he'll spend his time as president.
“He has over 25 million followers on Facebook and Twitter, and it's a great way for him to take his message directly to people — cut through the noise or the silence, whatever the case may be — sometimes the things he's saying and doing are getting zero coverage. Sometimes he's just trying to cut through the nonsense of people telling Americans what's important to them, which we saw through the election wasn't true.”
Cuomo pressed further, saying that Pence “wasn't offended” by the incident and adding that Trump's opinion of “Hamilton” being overrated is basically wrong.
Conway explained she's taking her kids to see the hit Broadway show, and didn't disagree that it was good, but argued the media “shouldn't care” about Trump's perspective on such issues:
“Who's to say that he can't do that — spend five minutes on a tweet and making a comment and still be the President-elect?”
The former pollster told Cuomo to focus his efforts on Trump's “unprecedented” meetings with world leaders instead.